The Indiana Department of Education and the Office of School Accountability & Accreditation would like to congratulate you on your school corporation’s 2017-18 A-F school performance! Your school corporation has received the status of a Performance Qualified School District for the 2018-19 school year.
In order to be eligible for the performance qualified program, a district must receive an A for the previous school year. A district remains designated as a qualified district until it either receives a C or lower for one school year, or receives a B or lower for two consecutive school years.
IC 20-30-2-2 requires that the instructional day for grades 1-6 consist of at least 5 hours of instructional time, and the instructional day for grades 7-12 consist of at least 6 hours of instructional time. However, a school that is eligible for the performance qualified school program may exercise some flexibility around these instructional time requirements.
IC 20-24.2-4-2 provides that a performance qualified school corporation does not have to provide 180 student instructional days so long as the total number of instructional minutes provided in a school year meets the required timeframe.
- For grades 1-6 that looks like 54,000 minutes of required instructional time (5 hours * 180 days = 900 hours * 60 minutes = 54,000 minutes)
- For grades 7-12 that looks like 64,800 minutes of required instructional time ( 6 hours * 180 days = 1080 hours * 60 minutes = 64,800 minutes)
Please submit any questions regarding 2019-2020 school calendar submission to SchoolAccountability@doe.in.gov.
Office of School Accountability & Accreditation
Indiana Department of Education